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From the Head Master’s Desk : 18 September 2020

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Sep 2020

From the Head Master’s Desk : 18 September 2020

We have now entered a new phase with the State President’s announcement that we are moving to Alert Level 1 as of Sunday, 20 September 2020. This reflects a decrease in Covid-19 related transmissions throughout the country. Over the next week or so, we will receive more specific information as to how this will impact the Educational sector. As always, we believe we are well...

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From the Head Master’s Desk : 1 May 2020

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May 2020

From the Head Master’s Desk : 1 May 2020

We have been in Lockdown for a month now and there is not one member of the DHS community that has not been affected by this, in one form or another. Be it from emotional stresses of being in isolation (cabin fever), financial concerns or the anxious uncertainty fed by a continuous barrage of opinions on social and mainstream media. It is easy to give...

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Message to the DHS Family from our Head Prefect of 2020

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Apr 2020

Message to the DHS Family from our Head Prefect of 2020

It is day 8 of the national lockdown and we are now well into uncharted territory. Venturing into unchartered territory is always an uncomfortable and somewhat fearful process; this time is no exception. It is during these times of doubt and uncertainty that we must unify as brothers in blue and gold. Never has our country experienced what we currently are, and it is definitely...

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What is Google Classroom?

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Apr 2020

What is Google Classroom?

Google Classroom is a free collaboration tool for teachers and students. Teachers can create an online classroom, invite students to the class then create and distribute assignments. Within the Google Classroom students and teachers can have conversations about the assignments and teachers can track the student’s progress.  Google Classroom is a free web service, developed by Google for schools, that aims to simplify creating, distributing,...

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Farewell and Thank You, Mr Norton!

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Mar 2020

Farewell and Thank You, Mr Norton!

On Friday 6 March a special assembly was held to honour and say farewell to a stalwart of Durban High School, Mr Alan Norton. After 30 years of service to our School, Mr Norton has been promoted to Principal of his own school, Durban North College. The Assembly was attended by the Staff and Boys of Durban High School, and Mr Norton’s family, including his...

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Sharik Ramjee

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Mar 2020

Sharik is Top in the Country for Cambridge Maths

Sharik Ramjee in Grade 11XX attended the prestigious Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards Ceremony in Johannesburg to receive his High Achievement Award for his outstanding performance in Mathematics in the 2019 Cambridge examination series. Sharik wrote the higher difficulty Math paper called the Cambridge International Mathematics IGCSE paper and achieved 95%. This was the top mark for Maths in the country, which is a truly outstanding...

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KZN Youth Orchestra

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Mar 2020

KZN Schools Jazz & Rock Music Festival – Not to be Missed!

“The launch of the KZN Schools Jazz & Rock Music Festival is the perfect way for audiences to celebrate Human Rights weekend,” according to Durban’s most popular Jazz singer and song-writer, Natalie Rungan. Featuring 100% local talent with a total of 7 concerts, across 3 venues, the shows promise to provide a full weekend of musical excellence for all. The concerts kick off this Friday, 20 March at...

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The A Chess team (from left): 
Naseem Essa, Mrs Nagiah, Sachen Pather, Viseshan Govender and Sharik Ramjee

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Mar 2020

The DHS Chess Team Bring Home Gold!

Our motto: “We win with grace, and lose with greater grace.” The prestigious Grey College Inter Provincial Chess Tournament took place earlier this term. This 60/60, 5 round Swiss tournament attracts learners from High schools across the country, with 25 schools participating this year. Each team comprised 4 learners playing in either the A or the B Section. Durban High School had four teams participating....

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